AP G.O No:121 Dt:18.07.17 CPS Incase of Premature exit due to Invalidation/Death

AP G.O No:121 Dt:18.07.17 CPS Incase of Premature exit due to Invalidation/Death

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G.O.MS.No. 121

1. G.O.Ms No.653, Finan
2. O.M. No.38/41/05, P&
Grievances &Pensions,
3. Cir. Memo No.30857/4
08.03.2010.
4. G.O.Ms No.62, Financ
5. The PFRDA regulation
Regulations, 2015.
6. O.M. No.7/5/2012, P
Grievances &Pensions,
7. No.28/03/2016-P&PW
&Pensions, Departmen
8. G.O.Ms No.107, Finan
9. Representation of the P
10. Representation of the C
11. Representation of the C
employees Associations

ORDER:
In the G.O. 1st read ab
with effect from 01.09.2004 to
01.09.2004. The A.P. Revised
by the Contributory Pension Sc
2. In the reference 2nd rea
benefits on provisional basis s
account should be adjusted ag
further orders. These benefits a

VERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

ENSION SYSTEM - Contributory Pension Sch
n and family pension to the State Government
me (National Pension System) and their family
tion / death– Orders - Issued.
CE (HR.V-Pension, GPF) DEPARTMENT


nce (Pension) Department, dt. 22.09.2004
&PW (A), dated 05.05.2009 of Ministry of Pers
, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfa
422/A1/Pen.I/2010, Finance (Pen.I) Departm
ce (Pen.I) Department, dated 07.03.2014.
ns dated 11.05.2015 on Exit and Withdrawals u
&PW(F)/B, dated 26.08.2016 of Ministry of P
, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfa
W(B), dated 10.01.2017 of Ministry of Personne
nt of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.
nce HR.V-(Pension, GPF) Department, dated 2
President, A.P. Secretariat Association.
Chairman, JAC of Employees, Teachers, Work
Chairman, JAC of Employees, Teachers, Work
s (AP JAC, Amaravati).
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bove, the Government introduced Contributo
o all State Government employees who were r
d Pension Rules, 1980 are not applicable to the
cheme.
ad above, the Government of India has allowe
subject to the condition that the funds accum
gainst the payments made under CCS Pension
are:

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Dated: 18-07-2017
Read the following:

sonnel Public
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under the NPS
Personnel Public
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29.06.2017.
kers Associations.
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ory Pension Scheme
recruited on or after
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ed certain additional
mulated in the NPS
n Rules, 1972, until
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(i) Invalid Pension and Retirement Gratuity, in case of retirement from Government Service on
invalidation not attributable to Government duty;
(ii) Family Pension (including Enhanced Family Pension) and Death Gratuity, in case of death
in service not attributable to Government duty;
(iii) Disability Pension and Retirement Gratuity, in case of discharge from Government Service due
to disease or injury attributable to Government duty; and
(iv) Extra-ordinary Family Pension and Death Gratuity, in case of death in service attributable to
Government duty.

3. Accordingly, in the Circular Memo 3rd read above, instructions were issued provisionally
extending the aforementioned benefit to the employees of State Government covered by
Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) in toto, duly applying similar provisions of the A.P.
Revised Pension Rules 1980 with a condition to adjust the payments/relief made to the
employees against the amount of accumulated funds in CPS account, pending finalisation of the
guidelines. However, while issuing orders vide G.O. 4th read above adopting exit policy
and interim guidelines, the orders issued in the reference 3rd read above, was withdrawn, as a
result of which the benefits of Retirement/Death Gratuity and Family Pension, extended as
additional relief by the Government of India to its employees are not admissible to the similarly
placed persons in the State Government Service or their legal heirs.
4. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has framed "Exit
and Withdrawals under NPS Regulations, 2015" on 11.05.2015. The matter regarding framing
of rules on NPS inter alia providing option to its employees or their family members to avail
benefits either under NPS or under Old pension scheme as per O.M. dated 05.05.2009, in case of
death or disability of a government servant, is separately under examination of the Government
of India. Meanwhile the cases of death/disability of Central Government civilian employees
covered by NPS continue to be dealt with in accordance to O.M. dated 05.05.2009.
5. As per the regulations 6(e) of "Exit and Withdrawals under NPS Regulations, 2015" of
the PFRDA, if the subscriber or the family members of the deceased subscriber, upon his death,
avails the option of additional relief on death or disability provided by the Government, the
Government shall have right to adjust or seek transfer of the entire accumulated pension wealth
of the subscriber to itself. The subscriber or family members of the subscriber availing such
benefit shall specifically and unconditionally agree and undertake to transfer the entire
accumulated pension wealth to the Government, in lieu of enjoying or obtaining such additional
reliefs like family pension or disability pension or any other pensionary benefit from such
government authority.
6. The Government of India has issued final orders in its O.M. No. 7 /5/2012-P&PW (F )/
B, dated 26.08.2016 allowing Gratuity in cases of retirement and death of the employees covered
by the NPS. Orders in this regard were already issued by the State Government in the
Government Order 8th read above.

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7. A large number of representation have been received from the respective Service
Associations for restoration of additional benefit/relief on death/disability of Government
servants covered by the Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) appointed on or after 1.9.2004
under the Old pension scheme.
8. After careful consideration, the Government hereby order that the additional benefits
extended by the Government of India and adopted by the State Government in the Circular
Memo 3rd read above and subsequently withdrawn in the G.O. 4th read above, be restored for the
purpose of extending invalidation pension and family pension, as the case may be, to the State
Government employees and their family members. For the sake of clarity it shall be noted that
only similar provisions of the AP Revised Pension Rules, 1980 are to be adopted for calculation
of the relevant benefits mentioned above but it shall not be construed as though the employees
are governed by the said rules.
9. Accordingly, the Government order that an option be given to the employees covered by
the Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) or their family members either to opt for the benefit of
additional benefits restored in para eight (8) above or to draw the accumulated pension wealth as
per the regulations of PFRDA. In case, they opt for the additional benefits in para 8 above, the
employee (subscriber of NPS) or family members of the employee (family members of the
subscriber of NPS) availing such benefit shall specifically and unconditionally agree and
undertake to transfer the entire accumulated pension wealth to the Government, in lieu of
enjoying or obtaining such additional reliefs like family pension or disability pension or any
other pensionary benefit from the State Government.
10. These orders shall take effect from 01.09.2004 and are applicable to those Government
employees appointed on or after 01.09.2004 and are covered by Contributory Pension Scheme.
11. In all cases of premature exit due to death/invalidation which were settled in terms
G.O.Ms No.62, Finance (Pen.I) Department, dated 07.03.2014, as per the existing regulations of
the PFRDA, the benefit mentioned in para 8 above shall be extended only after remitting to the
Government account the amount withdrawn from their CPS account by the employees or their
family members.
12. The Pension Sanctioning Authorities/Pension Payment Authorities are requested to
ensure that the amounts accumulated in the CPS account of the subscriber at the time of
premature exit due to death/invalidation are adjusted to Government account before release of
the benefits mentioned in para 8 above.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
HEMA MUNIVENKATAPPA
SPECIAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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